Wood Doors Grand Rapids MI

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Action Door Inc
(616) 281-6510
7986 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI

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Zylstra Door Inc
(616) 698-7242
7350 Broadmoor Ave SE
Caledonia, MI

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The Home Depot
(616)724-2280
257 54th Street SW
Wyoming, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Home Depot #2715
(616) 975-4440
4646 28th Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
The Home Depot
(616)257-9559
4900 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Budget Blinds of NE Grand Rapids
(866) 839-4770
8203 Briar Ln
Jenison, MI

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JP Siding
(616) 669-9820
3770 Chicago Drive
Hudsonville, MI
 
The Home Depot
(616)975-4440
4646 28th Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(616)447-0100
2727 Alpine Ave NW
Walker, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Ferguson Supply
(616) 456-1688
345 Pleasant St SW
Grand Rapids, MI
 
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Tiny Door Hinges- Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar (or Christmas Countdown Calendar) prototype is well on its way. The dado jig worked perfectly! Unfortunately though, my pre-holiday merriment was disrupted when I started to work out the hinge details. The doors on this piece are just under 1.5″ x 1.5″. With 25 of them to attach to the frame, regular hinges are just out of the question. Aaron and I batted some ideas back and forth and it seems that the easiest thing to do right now is simply use two small pins, above and below each door to act was pivot points.

You can see in this image, our main concern is the size of the door and the location of the pin. Obviously the trick is making sure the door clears the frame and opens freely. Aaron did a great job putting together these two samples that show a 1/8″ diameter pin (left) and a 3/32″ diameter pin (right). In both cases, the pin needs to be set closer to the front of the door to help the door swing more “naturally”, similar to what we’d expect from a standard hinge.

So that’s the plan so far, and frankly I feel like there should be a better solution. If you don’t order the little dowel pins pre-made, you’re going to have to cut about 50 little pins yourself. That’s a pain in the nether regions! And the smooth action of the doors will depend on some precision drilling. Nothing that can’t be handled with a few jigs and a little patience, but its not quite as “sim...

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